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July 26, 2012 by elromanozo
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Romain finishes off his tutorial and shows us how to paint a simple water effect on the base of his Ugdru-Rashaar.
I LOVE that water effect! I’m going to try it out (if in a bit more swampy colors) for my Zoraida crew.
Thank you ! It’s easy, but you have to get things very wet.
Best of luck,
The base really was a nice surprise effect. I certainly wouldn’t have considered something so simple as that, but it looked really good.
I haven’t used a wet palette yet but you’ve inspired me to give it a try. A question for you about painting a larger number of miniatures such as a squad of 5 or 10. With the palette, do you find mixing the colors again in the future to be troublesome to get them to match? For example, perhaps I only have time to paint 5 figures, or I’m adding another squad to my army later on…
Or perhaps some of the more elegant color mixing would be reserved for the more central character models? I’d love to hear your input on that.
Thank you, I strive to be useful !
The whole point of a wet palette is that your paint doesn’t dry on it, unlike a traditional palette. You can have your mix and keep it flowy for hours if need be ! It’s a great advantage for chain painting.
You can see it in the videos : I seldom have to get more of a certain colour on my palette, as they last for hours. And the paint tends to dry quicker under teh studio lights than when I paint at home.
So… Yes, a wet palette is very useful for chain painting an army, even though I would save the “more elegant mixes” for heroes, for simplicity’s sake.
Do watch my wet palette tutorial if need be ! It’s in the 3 colours up section of the website.
And you can put the wet palette in a Tupperware box with a sponge and it can last for days.
tip my top hat to you sir if i wasn’t already sold on the rasharr i certainly am after that
Yes I’d like to add my voice to those who apprecited that base. It really is very effective and unexpected bonus at the end of the tutorial. @obsidian3d I changed to a wet pallette after seeing Romains video on the subject apart from being very economical with paints it is great for squad painting as the paint stays fresh for hours so it is always on hand when you have to make corrections or you spot you have missed a bit on one your models at a previous stage.
I have odd question. It looks like you’re using an old film can to mount your model on as you paint. I’ve tried this, but can never get it to stick on there very well with adhesive putty. If that’s what you’re using, how are you mounting the model to the thing? Seems like nothing sticks to that plastic.
By the way, I do appreciate that these painting videos don’t skip ahead and don’t have large segments of sped up footage. I find it useful to see how the brush is being used and how much actual time is spent with many techniques.
Thank you for your input and your compliments, @acrizer …
I use an old film pot, but you can use anything you like (old paint pots, some cork…) as long as you can confidently put it down in a stable fashion, upright, so that it doesn’t move. To add the weight I like, and act as a counterweight, I have filled it with glass beads. Some do it with sand, or simply don’t fill it at all. I don’t use putty or blue tack for sticking the models on to the film pot stand, as it’s not adhesive enough… I use exclusively double faced foam tape, the “permanent” kind (it’s not that permanent, trust me…)
I hope I answered your question !
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